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Western Australia Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery

Ridge View Secondary College Opens Its Doors For 2019 School Year

Victor P Taffa

  • New multimillion-dollar secondary college opens in Baldivis
  • College has opened with 170 Year 7 foundation students

Rapidly growing suburb of Baldivis has a new $40.6 Million school with the official opening of Ridge View Secondary College today.

“College is working closely with its partner primary schools, Tuart Rise, Settlers and Makybe Rise to create a seamless kindergarten to Year 12 pathway for students in the future.” Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery said.

“School is part of the McGowan Government’s significant investment of $468.7 Million to build and improve Western Australian public schools.”

Independent Public School opened with 170 Year 7 foundation students, with total enrolments expected to reach 1,600 when the current Year 7 cohort reaches Year 12 in 2024.

State-of-the-art facilities include:

  • 8 general classrooms;
  • Dedicated science block with 10 laboratories;
  • Food and textiles technology rooms;
  • ICT and digital design laboratories;
  • Mechatronics laboratory;
  • Woodwork, metalwork and engineering workshops.

“Ridge View Secondary College will provide students with first-class, high-tech facilities in a modern learning environment.” Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby said.

“This is a fantastic new school and it will take the growth pressure off Baldivis Secondary College as more of our local children graduate from primary school.”

Students will also have access to a sports hall, fitness centre and multi-purpose playing courts.

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